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Third Quarter Thoughts

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 18, 2011 – 3:28 pm

The third quarter story was one of field position and defensive dominance, until the Cardinals offense broke through at the end of the quarter.

The Redskins defense actually had a good quarter before the drive, with linebacker London Fletcher snaring his 17th career interception.  But when the offense only gained 69 yards in the quarter, the defense bent and finally yielded a 90-yard drive for a Beanie Wells touchdown.

One thing that has kept the Redskins defense in the game, is big blunders and penalties committed by the Cardinals defense.  On the day, the Cardinals have committed nine penalties for 92 yards, but five of those penalties have led to Redskins first downs.  It’s not the number of penalties in this case that count, it’s when and where.

As the quarter ends, the Redskins are driving down the field.  This has been a well-matched game in the boxscore, but the Redskins are leading in every meaningful statistical category (time of possession, penalties, first downs, passing yards, rushing yards).  Something has to give here, as we enter the game’s final frame.

Cardinals ahead, 14-10, with 15:00 to play.


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2 Responses to “Third Quarter Thoughts”

  1. By chew222 on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    thank you, kyle, for calling so many dang pass plays when you should have been running the ball down the cards’ throats. now that the cards are ahead, you have no choice but to call pass plays. lets see how well you do now, with only rex to throw the ball. LOTSA LUCK!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By pez despenser on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    It’s truly amazing. It tight situations this team runs when they should pass and pass when they should run.

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